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As per subsection 1 of Section 6, Chapter II of the RTI Act, 2005, RTI applicants are required to deposit an equivalent amount of RTI fee of Rs. 10/- or enclose an Indian Postal Order of Rs. 10/- in the name of “PAO, MEA”.

The Department of Posts, India has launched a service called “eIPO”( Electronic Indian Postal Order) w.e.f 22/3/2013. This is a facility to purchase an Indian Postal Order electronically by paying a fee on-line through e-Post Office Portal i.e.www.epostoffice.gov.in . It can also be accessed through India Post website www.indiapost.gov.in . This facility is provided only for Indian Citizens abroad across the globe to facilitate them to seek information from the Central Public Information Officers (CPIOs) under the RTI Act, 2005. Debit and Credit cards can be used to purchase eIPO.

The eIPO facility for paying RTI fees has been extended by DOPT for seeking information from Missions/Posts abroad too. In continuation of the above mentioned DoP&T O.M dated 22-03-2013, DoP&T, vide its O. M. No 1/44/2009-IR dated 13-02-2014, has extended the “eIPO” (electronic Indian Postal Order) service to Indian citizens residing in India also w.e.f 13-02-2014, for purchasing Indian Postal Order electronically by paying a fee online through e-Post Office Portal i.e www.epostoffice.gov.in. It can also be accessed through India Post website www.indiapost.gov.in

The user needs to get himself registered at the website. He has to select the Ministry/Department/Embassy/Consulate/High Commission from whom he desires to seek the information under the RTI Act and the eIPO so generated can be used to seek information from that Ministry/Department/Embassy/Consulate/High Commission only. A printout of the eIPO is required to be attached with the RTI application. If the RTI application is being filed electronically, eIPO is required to be attached as an attachment.

An eIPO so generated must be used only once with an RTI application.

INFORMATION ABOUT THE EMBASSY,REQUIRED UNDER SECTION 4(1)(B) OFTHE RTI ACT, 2005
(i) the particulars of its organization, functions and duties Embassy of India is headed by Ambassador and has following 6 Wings: (i) Administration Wing (ii) Political Wing (iii) Commerce, Education and Information (iv) Consular Wing (v) Defence Wing (vi) Community Welfare Wing. Each Wing is headed by a Counsellor/ First Secretary/ Second Secretary rank officer. 
The functions of the Embassy, inter alia, include political and economic cooperation, trade and investment promotion, cultural interaction, press and media liaison and scientific cooperation in bilateral and multilateral contexts. 
Embassy functions within the purview of business allocated to the Ministry of External Affairs under the Government of India’s Allocation of Business Rules and Transaction of Business Rules.
(ii) the powers and duties of its officers and employees General Administrative powers are derived from IFS (PLCA) Rules, as amended from time to time. 
Financial powers of the Officers of the Embassy of India have been detailed in the Delegated Financial powers of the Government of India’s Representatives Abroad. 
Other powers are derived from the Passport Act of India. 
The Officers of the Embassy function under the guidance and supervision of the Ambassador.
(iii) the procedure followed in the decision making process, including channels of supervision and accountability; Decisions are taken under the instruction and supervision of the Ambassador.
(iv) the norms set by it for the discharge of its functions Embassy of India functions within the norms of India’s foreign policy formulated by the Ministry of External Affairs. The Policy is implemented by the Embassy under the guidance and supervision of the Ambassador.
(v) the rules, regulations, instructions, manuals and records, held by it or under its control or used by its employees for discharging its functions IFS PLCA rules and annexures 
Delegated Financial Powers of Government of India’s Representatives abroad Rules 
Passport Act 
Manuals on Office Procedures 
Other Central Government Rules and manuals published by Central Government.
(vi) a statement of the categories of documents that are held by it or under its control The documents/files are maintained by each wing and nature of information governs its classification.
(vii) the particulars of any arrangement that exists for consultation with, or representation by, the members of the public in relation to the formulation of its policy or implementation thereof An open house is held on 3rd Friday of every month for providing informal platform to address the problems of Indian workers residing in Oman.
(viii) a statement of the boards, councils, committees and other bodies consisting of two or more persons constituted as its part or for the purpose of its advice, and as to whether meetings of those boards, councils, committees and other bodies are open to the public, or the minutes of such meetings are accessible for public Embassy interacts regularly with captains of industry, academic community and others.
(ix) a directory of its officers and employees A directory is given at ANNEX-I
(x) the monthly remuneration received by each of its officers and employees, including the system of compensation as provided in its regulations A statement of monthly remuneration is at ANNEX-II
(xi) the budget allocated to each of its agency, indicating the particulars of all plans, proposed expenditures and reports on disbursements made The budget figures for the current financial year are given at ANNEX-III
(xii) the manner of execution of subsidy programmes, including the amounts allocated and the details of beneficiaries of such programmes; Embassy does not have any subsidy programme.
(xiii) particulars of recipients of concessions, permits or authorizations granted by it; No concessions/permits are granted by the Embassy.
(xiv) details in respect of the information, available to or held by it, reduced in an electronic form The Embassy maintains website wherein information requested by public is posted. This is periodically updated.
(xv) the particulars of facilities available to citizens for obtaining information, including the working hours of a library or reading room, if maintained for public use;  
(xvi) the names, designations and other particulars of the Central Public Information Officer Shri. Kulwant Singh Attache(Consular) 
Tel: +968 24684588
Fax: +968 24698291 
Email:cons.muscat@mea.gov.in

Nodal Officer: 
Shri S. Thong Za Chin 
ASO ( Estt.) 
Embassy of India 
PO Box: 1727, PC-112 
Diplomatic Area, Al Khuwair 
Muscat , Sultanate of Oman 
Tel: +968 24684529 
Fax: +968 24698291 
Email: admin.muscat@mea.gov.in 

Appellate Authority: 
Shri. Yumkhaibam Sabir 
SS (E&C/Info.) 
Embassy of India 
PO Box: 1727, PC-112 
Diplomatic Area, Al Khuwair 
Muscat , Sultanate of Oman 
Tel: +968 24684555 
Fax: +968 24698291 
Email: hoc.muscat@mea.gov.in
(xvii) Details of work contracts awarded by the mission ANNEX-IV
(xix) such other information as may be prescribed and thereafter update these publications every year The Embassy’s website has information which is updated on a regular basis.


Names & contact details of designated nodal officers:

Central Public Information Officer: 
Shri. Kulwant Singh 
Attache (Consular) 
Embassy of India 
PO Box: 1727, PC- 112 
Diplomatic Area, Al Khuwair 
Muscat , Sultanate of Oman 

Tel: +968 24684588
Fax: +968 24698291 
Email: cons.muscat@mea.gov.in

Appellate Authority: 
Shri. Yumkhaibam Sabir 
SS(E&C/Info.) 
PO Box: 1727, PC-112 
Diplomatic Area, Al Khuwair 
Muscat , Sultanate of Oman 

Tel: +968 24684555 
Fax: +968 24698291 
Email: hoc.muscat@mea.gov.in




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